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Vermont groups target Pinnacle in class action over GMO labels
VTigger
The legal advocacy groups the Vermont Community Law Center and Law For Food plan to file a class-action lawsuit against Pinnacle Foods Group, which owns Log Cabin Syrup and Birds Eye frozen vegetables, over GMO food labeling.

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    Opinion: The global challenge of food and nutrition security
    The Washington Post
    Imagine all the food mankind has produced during the past 8,000 years. Now consider we need to produce that same amount again — but in just the next 40 years if we are to feed our growing and hungry world. More
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    FDA warns against Korean seafood
    The Wall Street Journal
    The Food & Drug Administration is urging stores and restaurants in the U.S. to stop selling imported Korean oysters, clams, mussels and some types of scallops because they may be contaminated with the norovirus. More
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    Poll: Voters fear US could slip into a double-dip recession
    The Hill
    A massive majority of likely voters fear America could be slipping into a second economic downturn just four years after the Great Recession, according to a new poll for The Hill. But people remain split over which of the presidential candidates — Barack Obama or Mitt Romney — are offering the better prescription for economic health. More
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    Congress faces an agenda full of front-burner issues
    The Washington Post
    Congress returns to Washington this week to confront some of the most substantive and politically nettlesome issues lawmakers will face between now and the November election: student loans, transportation funding, health care reform and more. More
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    Obama pleads for voters' patience
    The Hill
    President Barack Obama is emulating former President George W. Bush's re-election argument to voters from 2004: Be patient and give me more time. More
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    Romney predicts win in Wisconsin
    The Wall Street Journal
    Mitt Romney predicted victory in Wisconsin Monday as Republicans look to expand the playing field for President Barack Obama by building off of their recent victories in the state. More
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    Farm bill advances under pressure on healthy food
    Food Safety News
    If USDA wants consumers to "eat healthy" by filling half of the plate with fruits and vegetables, then why does the Senate's proposed version of the 2012 Farm Bill continue to pour so many taxpayer dollars into programs that benefit farms that grow the crops so widely used in processed foods some say aren't good for people?

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    Pink slime maker met with White House staff in 2011
    Food Safety News
    About a year before lean finely textured beef, or pink slime, would garner national attention — and outrage among consumers on social media — the product's maker, Beef Product Inc, paid a visit to the White House to meet with the director of first lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign. More
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    EPA tightens clean air standards for soot pollution
    Environment News Service
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday proposed to update its national air quality standard for fine particle pollution, including soot, emitted by the burning of fossil fuels such as coal, oil and diesel fuel. More
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    NPPC: Growth promotion antibiotics will disappear by 2019
    National Hog Farmer
    The chief veterinarian for the National Pork Producers Council says producers should start preparing for the loss of production uses of antibiotics in swine production. "We are expecting in the next 3-5 years that the pork industry will lose growth promotion labels for most of the antibiotics used in swine medicine,”" declares Liz Wagstrom, DVM. "We firmly believe those labels will be gone, so get ready." More
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    Agenda released for FSMA capacity building meeting
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration
    The FDA's agenda for the FSMA International Capacity Building public meeting being held Tuesday outlines a program focused on meeting global food demand and boosting the safety of food worldwide. Background materials available now include draft recommendations the U.S. is considering. More
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    FSIS seeks input on Codex SPS proposals
    Office of the Federal Register
    Codex and its subcommittees have prepared various sanitary and phytosanitary standards for food, and USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service is seeking feedback on the proposals. More
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    Highway bill running out of gas as negotiations stall
    The Hill
    Advocates for a new federal transportation bill think even bumping negotiations up to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, may not be enough to save the measure from this year's legislative scrap heap. More
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    NLRB rules against Portland longshoremen
    The Journal of Commerce
    The National Labor Relations Board’s regional office said the International Longshore and Warehouse Union engaged in unfair labor practices by slowing work at the Port of Portland, Ore., in a jurisdictional dispute with another union. The complaint by the board's acting general counsel clears the way for a temporary restraining order against the ILWU this week. More
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    FAO urges greater push to reduce food loss, waste
    Food Ingredients First
    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N. and key partners are calling on companies and organizations worldwide to join the "SAVE FOOD" initiative, a global effort to cut down on food loss and waste. More
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    8 best American food trends
    Forbes
    Journalist Larry Olmsted follows up on his list of America's worst food trends by offering what he sees as the eight most inspiring food trends in the U.S. today. More
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    Survey: Most would buy organic food if it was cheaper
    Progressive Grocer
    A new survey from CouponCabin.com reveals that nearly 3 out of 4 (72 percent) U.S. adults would be more likely to buy organic food items if they were less expensive than regular grocery items. More
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    Ralcorp buys maker of frozen, ready-to-eat meals
    PR Newswire
    Ralcorp Holdings Inc. today announced its acquisition of Gelit S.r.l., a leading producer of private-brand, frozen ready meals in Italy. More
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    Panel: Alternative refrigeration is feasible
    Supermarket News
    Alternative refrigeration systems using natural refrigerants such as carbon dioxide are within reach of supermarket retailers from a cost and implementation perspective, though challenges remain, said a panel of supermarket executives at ATMOsphere America 2012, a conference on the business case for natural refrigerants. More
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    New allergy campaign to tackle labeling, improve awareness
    Food Navigator
    The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology has launched a new campaign to raise awareness of life-threatening food allergies and improve the labeling of allergens on food products.

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    White paper details traceable formulation and weighing
    ThomasNet News
    Advances in technology are allowing food manufacturers to improve plant productivity, product quality and consumer safety through computerizing their formulation and weighing processes for full ingredient traceability and production tracking. More
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    Food Services of America acquires Yancey's
    Refrigerated & Frozen Foods
    Food Services of America has acquired Yancey's Food Service, based in Loveland, Colo. Yancey's is the 37th largest food distribution company in America. More
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    Blueberry outstrips peach as Georgia's top fruit crop
    Chattanooga Times Free Press
    Blueberries have outstripped peaches as Georgia's top fruit crop. The berries have an annual value of about $134 million — almost three times that of the peach harvest's $47 million take, according to the 2010 Georgia Farm Gate Value Report. More
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